Pune's first state of the art ICU began
at KEM Hospital with 3 beds in the early
seventies. Expansion was inevitable and
in 1986, a modern, 7-bedded Intensive Care
Unit with central oxygen supply, central
suction, multipara monitors and ventilators
was set up. Being in great demand as a dependable
ICU, it metamorphosed into a 25-bedded Ultramodern
ICU in a matter. This was thanks to a munificent
donation from the Tata Trust. Today the
KEM ICU has an annual turnover of over 10,000
In 2006, a new high-tech 10 bed Coronary Care
Unit and 9 bed Neuro Critical Care Unit were started.
Chief Intensitivist: Dr. Leena Shah, MD,
Senior Consultants: Dr. R. R. Gadia, M.B.B.S.,
D.N.B. (Med), Dr. B. D. Bande, M. D. Other members: Dr. Arati Lokhande, DA,
Dr. Rajesh Gavde, TDD
There are 18 ventilators including
3 transport ventilators and 10 modern
19 multi-parameters monitors, all
with central venous and arterial pressure
In house Renal Replacement Therapy
like Haemodialysis, Sustained Low
Efficiency Daily Dialysis (SLEDD),
Hemofilteration and Peritoneal Dialysis.
Ultra Sonography, Echocardiography
and X-Ray, Bronchoscopy and GI Endoscopies
and intra-aortic balloon pump facilities
are available round the clock.
Imaging facilities like CT scan and
MRI available in the same building.
24-hour laboratory back-up
24-hour Blood Bank support providing
all component separation facilities.
Well maintained library with International
Journals and books on Intensive Care
Minor surgical procedures, including
Central Line and Tracheostomies.
Isolation rooms for infectious patients
and bed side dialysis facilities.
There is a special Reverse Osmosis plant
to provide water for dialysis as per European
24 hour in
house consultant Intensivist coverage.
Medical Social Worker helping individuals,
couples, families to cope with social, cultural
and financial, medical issues resulting
from an illness.